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Walt Disney Studios turns classic animations into live action adaptations

Walt Disney Studios turns classic animations into live action adaptations

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The year 1937 marked the release of Walt Disney Studios’ first-ever animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Since then, Disney has gone on to release numerous animated films that would create a new form of family entertainment and sense of nostalgia, for millennials in particular. While...

No such thing as too much ‘Star Wars’

No such thing as too much ‘Star Wars’

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Star Wars universe is about to expand even more. The main saga, episodes I-IX, will end with Episode IX in 2019. However, more movies and TV shows are well on their way. David Benioff and D.B Weiss, creators of the hit television show “Game of Thrones,” announced on Feb. 6 that they will write...

Cinemark bans big bags

Cinemark bans big bags

Yasmine Castaneda,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Features

In the wake of the shootings across our country, many businesses and companies are examining their own safety procedures. While the country mourns the recent school shootings in Parkland, Florida, Americans across the country are fearing for their own safety while out in public, whether that be at a...

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

SOBxRBE’s feature is important for local music “Black Panther” is one of the most anticipated, critically acclaimed movies of the year. High anticipation for the film was evident in its $240 million-plus opening weekend sales, according to Forbes Magazine. The movie takes place in Africa, but there...

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Growing up, my household was filled with comic books and a superhero movie collection. My dad is a superfan. He can tell you the smallest detail about any superhero, world, villain, weapon, you name it. So now, I may not be as knowledgeable as him, but I know enough. My favorite Marvel superheroes are Hulk, Bla...

‘Black Panther’ surpasses the hype

‘Black Panther’ surpasses the hype

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The latest addition to the MCU is the best yet “Black Panther” has hit theaters, meeting and surpassing high expectations from fans. The newest superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a fantastical joy ride. Fans and critics are raving about it, and it’s not hard to see why....

‘The Post’ has the most to boast from coast to coast

‘The Post’ has the most to boast from coast to coast

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

“The Post,” directed by Steven Spielberg, was a surprising joy to watch. It isn’t action packed like many other past Spielberg movies such as “Saving Private Ryan,” “Minority Report” or the Indiana Jones saga. But it does have a certain charm movie enthusiasts and Spielberg fans such as myse...

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features

The highly anticipated film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” is currently the sixth most anticipated film by comic book readers, according to ComicBook.com. It is also reported by Variety to be surpassing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales. With the film set to released on Friday, Feb. 16,...

MoviePass is the future of movie theater ticket purchases

MoviePass is the future of movie theater ticket purchases

Thamina Shah,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has become so tedious to go to the movies nowadays. The digital age of movies is only getting better. For those born in the last two decades, there are shortcuts to make it easier and cheaper to enjoy activities like going to the movies. You can now save money and put it towards more expensive...

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Summer is practically here and with it will come three months of blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, most of these films will not be original ideas: they will be attached to a pre-existing franchise. Hollywood is taking it too far by pumping out films within established franchises. The franch...

A new era of Disney remakes

A new era of Disney remakes

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

I’ve been a Disney lover ever since I was a child. I’ve always loved how Disney makes me feel happy, and the uniqueness of each story. One of my favorite Disney movies is not an original but a remake. 2014’s “Maleficent” tells the tale of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of its iconic villaine...

Must see Black History Month films

Must see Black History Month films

The Pioneer Staff

March 12, 2015


Filed under Blog

Here’s a list of films to watch during Black History Month that help to explore and celebrate the depths of the African American experience throughout history. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967) The Drayton’s daughter brings home her African American fiancé, forcing her parents to reeva...

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